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Faraday Porteur e-bike hits the market

The stylish Faraday Porteur electric bicycle offers 20 miles (32 km) of pedal-assist
The stylish Faraday Porteur electric bicycle offers 20 miles (32 km) of pedal-assist
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It was almost three years ago now that we originally reported on the Faraday Porteur electric bicycle
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It was almost three years ago now that we originally reported on the Faraday Porteur electric bicycle
Its general launch follows a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012
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Its general launch follows a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012
The stylish Faraday Porteur electric bicycle offers 20 miles (32 km) of pedal-assist
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The stylish Faraday Porteur electric bicycle offers 20 miles (32 km) of pedal-assist
The e-bike comes in three frame sizes, all costing the same
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The e-bike comes in three frame sizes, all costing the same
Small measures 51 cm (20 in), medium is 55 cm (21.6 in), while the largest frame size is 59 cm (23 in)
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Small measures 51 cm (20 in), medium is 55 cm (21.6 in), while the largest frame size is 59 cm (23 in)
An 8-speed Shimano Alfine internally geared hub handles the gears, and Shimano disc brakes provide stopping power
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An 8-speed Shimano Alfine internally geared hub handles the gears, and Shimano disc brakes provide stopping power
The tires measure 66 cm (26 in)
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The tires measure 66 cm (26 in)
LED lights turn on automatically when it gets dark
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LED lights turn on automatically when it gets dark
The e-bike ships with bamboo fenders as standard
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The e-bike ships with bamboo fenders as standard
The Porteur sports an on/off button and a handlebar-mounted thumb switch which turns on the pedal assist
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The Porteur sports an on/off button and a handlebar-mounted thumb switch which turns on the pedal assist
Range is rated as 20 miles (32 km) of pedal-assist
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Range is rated as 20 miles (32 km) of pedal-assist
A thumb switch also activates a boost for making hills a little easier if you're getting tired
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A thumb switch also activates a boost for making hills a little easier if you're getting tired
Weight comes in at 17.6 kg (39 pounds)
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Weight comes in at 17.6 kg (39 pounds)
LED lights turn on automatically when it gets dark
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LED lights turn on automatically when it gets dark
The stylish e-bike is available in British Racing Green and Classic White, and will set you back US$3,500
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The stylish e-bike is available in British Racing Green and Classic White, and will set you back US$3,500
Its general launch follows a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012
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Its general launch follows a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012
The tires measure 66 cm (26 in)
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The tires measure 66 cm (26 in)
Front racks are an optional extra, adding $225 to the cost
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Front racks are an optional extra, adding $225 to the cost

Almost three years have passed since we originally reported on the Faraday Porteur electric bicycle, and following a successful Kickstarter campaign, it has finally hit the market. The stylish e-bike is available in British Racing Green and Classic White, and will set you back US$3,500.

Little has changed specs-wise since we last saw the Porteur. It still comes in three frame sizes, each costing the same price. Small measures 51 cm (20 in), medium measures 55 cm (21.6 in), while the largest frame size is 59 cm (23 in). Gears are handled by an 8-speed Shimano Alfine internally geared hub, and Shimano disc brakes provide stopping power. The tires measure 66 cm (26 in), and bike's total weight comes in at 17.6 kg (39 lb).

The tires measure 66 cm (26 in)
The tires measure 66 cm (26 in)

The Porteur sports an on/off button on the frame, while a handlebar-mounted thumb switch activates the pedal assist, which should last for around 20 miles (32 km) of assisted cycling. The same thumb switch also activates a boost which makes hills a little easier, but the bike requires no throttle control as the pedal-assist system simply adjusts to your pedaling pace. LED lights turn on automatically when darkness falls.

A battery charger ships with the bike, and recharging the 240 Wh Lithium batteries is reported to take less than three hours. The e-bike also ships with bamboo fenders as standard, but the front and rear racks are an optional extra, fetching $225 and $125 respectively, which brings the total price to $3,850 – it's certainly no budget bike.

The Porteur is available now from selected retailers and you can order direct from the website. We're awaiting confirmation on when shipping is due to start.

Source: Faraday Bikes

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